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Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD
Enamel Erosion Rehabiitation
3900 RR 620 South
Austin TX 78738
Reconstructive Makeover Dentistry
Tooth Enamel Acid ErosionEnamel Erosion is a dental condition or result that has a seemingly infinite number of causes.
Key Variable: SalivaBrushing out teeth after each meal (not too soon), brushing in the morning when we get up.... and before we go to bed. Basic teeth brushing serves to remove food particles and flush the oral cavity, which stimulates saliva production.
Acidity EnvironmentsHighly acidic conditions in the oral cavity occur for two reasons, encompassing a variety of causes:
Excess consumption of acidic foods
Xerostomia - Reduced levels saliva (also known as dry mouth)
Early InterventionEnamel destruction is cumulative. Patients should not assume that early signs of enamel deterioration will be reversed with mere changes in habits or eating-drinking preferences.
Many dentists, like Dr. Scalzitti, can provide a variety of medications or treatments that increase saliva production, including Salanium, Sensodyne toothpaste products, Oasis (saliva substitute) and a wide variety of Biotene products... some of which contain salivary enzymes (Lactoperoxidase, Lactoferrin, Lysozyme) that boosts and replenishes saliva's own defenses.
MI Paste is also available which helps to aid the natural remineralization process. In-office and at-home treatment programs can be developed for many patients.
Enamel RehabilitationIn situations where enamel deterioration is becoming more evident, enamel resurfacing or replacement can be achieved through a choice of lamination technologies (porcelain veneers) or entire tooth replacement via cemented crowns, porcelain jackets or implant supported crowns.
Representative Treatment ExampleThe last two pictures in our photo series represents a recent treatment of an actual enamel replacement and reconstruction need for a young adult patient. Combinations of porcelain crowns, veneer laminates and dental implants were used to recreate what Mother Nature once provided for this young male patient.
Questions?Contact Dr. Scalzitti and her staff at (512) 263-3330 to arrange a consultation for determining what options are available for different degrees of xerostomia symptoms. Learn more about teeth and enamel replacement technologies that are now available.
Or, you can use our on-line Ask The Dentist form to send any specific questions related to the material on this page directly to Dr. Scalzitti. She will respond to you directly with the information you are seeking.
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